Church Staff

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Brian Jones

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Brian Jones has been ordained in the United Methodist Church since 1988. He has served several churches within the West Ohio Conference. Before moving to Lancaster, he previously served as an Assoc. Minister at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff/Upper Arlington area of Columbus. He is a proud graduate of Asbury College (now Asbury University) and Asbury Seminary. He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Biblical Preaching. Dr. Jones is an avid Reds and Bengals fan, as well as OSU Football. For his family, coming from Kentucky, and having lived there for seven years, a love for UK basketball runs deep, as well. In his spare time, he practices and teaches several disciplines of Martial Arts, something he has pursued from a young age. Most importantly Dr. Jones has been married to his wife Kelly for 25 years. They have three children and one grandchild.
(740) 653-3330, ext. 100

Rev. Dr. Alice Wolfe

Associate Pastor

Romans 8:28
Rev. Dr. Alice Wolfe was born and raised on a farm east of Baltimore, Ohio, and grew up actively participating in the Thurston United Methodist Church (UMC), 4-H, FFA, chorus, and science fairs. After graduating from Liberty Union High School, she attended and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy. She worked as a soil conservationist for the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service for thirteen months before attending Asbury Theological Seminary. Upon graduating from Asbury with her Masters of Divinity, Alice was ordained (as a deacon in 1997 and an elder in 1999) in the West Ohio Conference of the UMC, and served as pastor of Mt. Orab UMC, (associate pastor of) Armstrong Chapel UMC (Cincinnati), Anna UMC, and most recently of Christ UMC in Baltimore. Alice received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2012 and has served as a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Alice is the proud mother of two daughters, Becka (6) and Sarah (4), whom she adopted from infancy. When she’s not busy pastoring or mothering, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, playing the piano, watching the OSU Buckeyes, and spending time with family and friends.
(740) 653-3330, ext.1004

Church Staff

Judy Kraft
Children’s Discipleship & Outreach Director
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1002
Psalm 46:10
John Coen
Director of Creative Outreach Ministries(740) 653-3330, ext. 1102
Matthew 6:33
Joseph Palmer
Youth Director
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1101
James 1:223
Clarence McCoy
Worship Arts Director
(740) 653-3330, ext.1003
Michael Snyder
Brenda Graf
Choir Accompanist
Barb Hunt
Administrative Assistant
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1000
Shelley Nichols
Caring Ministries Coordinator
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1009
Isaiah 40:31
Mary Grover
Child Care Provider
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1014
Lisa Schenck
Communications Specialist
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1008
Jill Warner
Financial Secretary
(740)653-3330, ext. 1007

Sarah Holley Business Administrator 740-653-3330 ext. 1005

Dustin Roberts
Maintenance Technician
(740) 653-3330, ext. 1006
Job 28:28
Trish South

Lancaster First UMC

163 E Wheeling St.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130


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2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130